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Madera County Moves Closer to Red Tier

MADERA COUNTY – On the Way to Red: Madera County Must Meet the Criteria for One Additional Week Before Moving into the Red Tier For the first time since the introduction of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Madera County meets the state’s criteria for the red tier. Based upon the information released Oct. 20,2020, Madera County’s adjusted case rate ...

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PG&E Expecting Public Safety Power Shutoff Due to Extreme Fire Weather for Madera County Mountain Communities

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 23, 2020 – PG&E has notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is expected to affect areas of Madera County Mountain Communities. The PSPS is in response to the National Weather Service issuing a red flag warning for extreme fire weather for portions of the Sierra ...

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Madera and Oakhurst Vote Centers Will Be Open Saturday

Madera, CA – Two Madera County Vote Centers will open Saturday morning offering voters the opportunity to vote in person, turn in vote by mail ballots or get assistance voting. Both the Madera Central Vote Center in the County Government Center and the Oakhurst Vote Center at the Oakhurst Community Center will open their doors Saturday, October 24th at 8:00am. “We know ...

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Red Flag Warnings Issued Throughout California Due to Critical Fire Weather

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 22, 2020 – The National Weather Service has issued several Red Flag Warnings due to critical fire weather up and down the state. Despite Red Flag Warning conditions, firefighters were able to contain several wildfires, including the destructive Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Learn more about these warnings in this short video: https://youtu.be/ImAGkPaiPM8. Today there ...

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Creek Fire Has Eclipsed 350,000 Acres

A virtual public meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM on the Sierra National Forest Facebook page. North Fork – Oct. 19,2020 –  The Creek Fire which is the largest single fire incident in the state of California has now burned 350,331 acres with 61% containment and full containment not expected until late October. It has destroyed 856 structures ...

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Madera County Offering Free PPE for Small Business’

MADERA COUNTY – A complimentary 30-day supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) is available for small businesses operating in the Madera County Mountain Communities. The PPE consists of disposable face masks, hand sanitizer and face shields. Interested business must complete the following form (Survey Questions PPE) and return it to the Visitor Center in Oakhurst located at 40343 CA. 41, ...

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Deadline For Voter Registration is Monday Oct. 19, 2020

REBECCA MARTINEZ, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters announced today that in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election, persons must register to vote by Monday, October 19, 2020. In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must be a United States Citizen, live in Madera County and be 18 years ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Offer a Second Re-entry Trip for Arnold Meadow Beasore Meadow Central Camp Communities

NORTH FORK – Oct. 14, 2020 – The USFS-Sierra National Forest and Madera County Sheriff’s Office are coordinating a second Re-Entry trip for Arnold Meadows and Beasore Meadows as well as a Re-entry trip for the Central Camp Communities in order for community members to collect belongings and/or winterize their cabins. Escorted access for the following areas within the Sierra ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff Offering Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs

MARIPOSA – Saturday, October 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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